GALLIPOLIS — Emery D. Bartels, 90, Gallipolis, passed Friday, May 28, 2010, in the Arbors at Gallipolis.
Born July 2, 1919, in Cortez, Colo., he was raised by the J.W. Bartels family. He was a retired heavy equipment operator from the V.N. Holderman Construction Co., Columbus. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of Gallipolis Post 4464 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the Mina Chapel Church and a lifetime member of Local 18 of the Ohio Operating Engineers, Cleveland.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Pauline Boster Bartels, whom he married April 21, 1941, in Gallipolis; his daughter, Patty (Chuck) Snyder, Gallipolis; two grandchildren, David (Beth) Snyder and Holley (Steve Wamsley) Brumfield; three great-grandchildren, Kayla Brumfield, Tyler Wamsley and Reilie Wamsley; and two foster brothers, Gail Bartels, Dayton, and Don Bartels, Fort Myers, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his sons, Emery Thomas Bartels, in August 1943, and Phillip W. Bartels on Feb. 7, 2004; and by two brothers, Loren Dacus and Arden Dacus.
The funeral service was Tuesday, June 1, in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Roy Oldaker officiating. Interment followed in the Mound Hill Cemetery. Military graveside services were conducted by the Gallia County Veterans Service Funeral Detail Team.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensfuneralhomes.com.